Eswatini COVID-19 Immigration Detention Update

The Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland), one of the smallest countries in Africa, is a landlocked country in southern Africa with a population of 1.1 million people. Similar to other countries, Eswatini restricted the movement of refugees after the onset of the pandemic as a purported measure to stop the spread of COVID-19. […]

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Letter from the Permanent UN Mission of Libya in Geneva to the Global Detention Project

The Permanent Mission of the State of Libya to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland presents its compliments to Global Detention Project, and has the honour to acknowledge your organization participation and contribution to the review of the State of Libya, which took place during the 36th Session of […]

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Hungary Immigration Detention Data Profile (2020)

Hungary Detention Data (2020) The latest detention-related data from Hungary, including immigration and detention-related statistics, domestic laws and policies, international law, and institutional indicators. View the Hungary Detention Data Profile Related Reading: Country Page: Hungary Report: Immigration Detention in Hungary – Transit Zone or Twilight Zone? Crossing a Red Line: How EU Countries Undermine the […]

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Physical Fences and Digital Divides. A Global Detention Project Investigation into the Role of Social Media in the Context of Migration Control. Part II: “Why Would You Go?”

Part II of the GDP’s Special Series investigates how new information and communications technologies are used during irregular migration. Featuring on-the-ground reports, the paper examines the diverse ways migrants and refugees put social media to use during their journeys and helps address gaps in current literature regarding the role of digital platforms in contemporary migration contexts. […]

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Physical Fences and Digital Divides. A Global Detention Project Investigation into the Role of Social Media in the Context of Migration Control. Part I: Exposing the “Crisis”

Since the “refugee crisis” exploded across the international media and political landscapes, the role of social media has been repeatedly dissected, argued over, and—more often than not—misunderstood. This special report explores how people use social media during their migration journeys, with a special emphasis on their use in the context of detention and migration control in North Africa and the Mediterranean. Part I, “Exposing the ‘Crisis,’” charts the historical relationship between migration and social media, reviewing the various tech responses to the “crisis” and highlighting the importance of human-centred design of new technologies. […]

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Executive Committee

Executive Committee Roberta Cecchetti, President  George Kourous (UN Food and Agriculture Organization), Vice President Yves Klein (Monfrini Bittol Klein), Secretary Pierre Simon (Processus Immobilier), Treasurer Meghna Abraham (Amnesty International), Board Member Megan Gray Paterson-Brown (Webster University) Seta Hadeshian (Middle East Council of Churches) Luke McCallin (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) Fernand Melgar (Filmmaker/Climage.ch) Alejandro […]

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Funders

Funders The Global Detention Project (GDP) is an independent non-profit association under Swiss law. It receives funding and in-kind support from members, charitable foundations, academic institutions, and private individuals. Among the institutions that have generously supported the GDP, including those that provided support when the GDP was based at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (2007-2014), are: […]

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